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Mental Health Resources

  • Call 911 if you are in a crisis situation or call the Crisis Hotline at: 1-888-936-7116
  • Safer Ohio School Tip Line (text/call 24/7): 1-844-723-3764
  • Family Resource Center: 419-425-5050
  • Local Hancock County Help Hotline: 1-888-936-7116
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Building counselors are available. Please contact your building principal for more information.
  • Ohio CareLine – available 24/7 and is staffed with licensed professionals: 1-800-720-9616
  • Recovery Resources Guide
  • Ohio State Agency Help
  • Federal Agency Help

Click here for Findlay Area Mental Health Resources

Superintendent Message

March/April 2021

In my March/April Superintendent message, I wanted to update the community on some important items that are happening within the district. 

On Monday, February 22, 2021, the Board of Education approved closing Lincoln Elementary at the end of the school year as well as the repurposing of Jacobs Primary.  Preschool students who have been housed at Washington will be transferred to Jacobs beginning in the 2021-22 school year.  

Elementary students will be divided into three buildings for students in kindergarten through second grade, and three buildings for students in grades three to five. The district’s elementary schools are currently divided into four primary schools (kindergarten through second grade), three intermediate schools (third through fifth grade), and one K-5 building, which is Lincoln Elementary School. Continue reading message from the Superintendent….

Inclement Weather Information

As winter weather approaches, inclement weather conditions may require the closures of school buildings (calamity days). Students’ safety will always be at the center of our decision-making for delaying or closing school.

Please familiarize yourself with the Inclement Weather Information – which describes the procedures associated with weather related closures and delays.

Findlay City Schools notifies local TV/radio stations, school closure information is also posted here on the District website, social media platforms, and a text alert (Subscribe: Ohio Alerts) is sent out to those who subscribe.  Please reach out to your building principal for specific questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Troy Roth, Superintendent

March Schedule 2021

Findlay City Schools – March, 2021

There will be a 2-hour Professional Development delay on March 25, 2021.  All grade levels within the District will return to 5-day in-person learning on Monday, March 29, 2021. Spring Break for the District will be April 1-5. The last day for students will be on Wednesday, May 26. Trojan Academy students will remain in the remote learning model.

Excellence - Opportunity - Belonging

Notice to Bidders – Bids for Jacobs Primary Renovations

Section 00 1113 -   NOTICE TO BIDDERS (Electronic) Online Bids will be received by the Findlay City Schools​​ via QuestCDN, www.questCDN.com, for the Findlay City Schools, Jacobs Primary Renovations. Bid Date:  2:00.00 PM  on Thursday, April 29, 2021 Bids will …

Summer Camps 2021

2021 Summer Camp Information 2021 Camp Discovery 2021 Camp World FHS Art Camp

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School Start & End Times

  • Washington Preschool (Preschool)
    9:25am – 12:05pm & 1:00pm – 3:40pm
  • Primary Schools (Grades K-2) 9:15am – 3:40pm
  • Intermediate Schools (Grades 3-5) 9:05am – 3:30pm
  • Lincoln Elementary (Grades K-5) 9:05am – 3:30pm
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8) 7:25am – 2:30pm
  • Findlay High School 7:30am – 2:40pm

A Tradition of Excellence…

Findlay City Schools is located in the heart of Hancock County and is an excellent public school system. Serving a growing cultural and economically diverse population the Findlay City Schools encompasses approximately 37 square miles. Presently, the district is comprised of one high school, two middle schools, one intermediate (4-5) building, two intermediate (3-5) buildings, one K-5 building, two primary (K-2) buildings, two primary (K-3) buildings, one preschool building, and the Findlay Digital Academy serving over 5,566 students. The Findlay Trojan tradition of excellence in academics, athletics and all extracurricular activities are based on collaboration between our students, staff, administrators, parents and community who take great interest in our students. The well-qualified and caring staff is committed to creating an outstanding learning environment and a culture for excellence that supports and encourages our students and staff in their academic, extra-curricular and personal growth.

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Note: The district map reflects the 2021-22 school year.
Please contact the transportation department at 419-425-8363 for the 2020-21 school year.  Also, please note: bus routes will not be available until a later date.

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TROJAN LIFE

PERFORMING ARTS

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PERFORMING ARTS

ATHLETICS

The opportunity to participate in our athletic programs is extended to students in the Findlay City School system.
ATHLETICS

FCS District Strategy

Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Mission Statement: To unlock the dreams of all students through academic excellence, diverse opportunities, and true belonging.

Strategic Objective 1
Academic Achievement

Strategic Objective 2
Culture, Climate, Morale

Strategic Objective 3
Finance

By 2025, Findlay City Schools will rank in the top 3 of their 20 similar districts, as defined by the Ohio Department of Education.

Establish, expect, and uphold an environment of belonging for 100% of our students.

 

Develop and implement plans to ensure sufficient funding for current and future operations, programs, and facilities with transparency for all stakeholders.

Enrollment

ADMISSION OF INTERDISTRICT TRANSFER STUDENTS

The Board shall permit any student from any school district in Ohio to apply and enroll in the District schools free of any tuition obligation, including special students as defined in O.R.C. 3313.64 (F), provided that all procedures as outlined in the administrative regulation are met,
including:

  • Application procedures including deadlines for application and notification of students and the superintendents of adjacent districts whenever an adjacent district student’s application is approved.
  • Interdistrict Procedures for admission
  • Interdistrict Enrollment Application (Interdistrict Enrollment PDF or Interdistrict Enrollment MS Word)
  • District capacity limits by grade level, school building, and educational program are determined
  • Native students and previously enrolled adjacent students having preference over first-time applicants
  • No requirements of academic, athletic, artistic or extracurricular skills shall be required
  • No limitations on admitting handicapped students except if services required in an IEP are not available in the District
  • No requirement that the student be proficient in the English language
  • No rejection of any applying student because the student has been subject to disciplinary proceedings, except that if an applicant has been suspended or expelled by the adjacent district for 10 consecutive days or more in the term for which admission is sought or in the term immediately preceding the term for which admission is sought.
  • Procedures to ensure maintenance of an appropriate racial balance in the District’s schools
  • No applying student shall be admitted on less than a full-time basis, it being the intent of this provision to preclude a student from an adjacent district from selectively participating in only a portion of this District’s curriculum simultaneously retaining active status in another district.


INTRADISTRICT SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

The Board believes students should be permitted to attend their school of choice within the District. As such the Board will permit students to apply for attendance at their school of choice based upon criteria established by the school administration. The specific criteria shall include:

  1. Intradistrict Application procedures, including deadlines for application and
    for notification of students and principals of alternative schools
    whenever a student’s application is accepted. Only students wishing
    to attend another school need apply.
  2. Intradistrict Enrollment Procedures for admitting applicants to other schools including but not be limited to:
    • establishing District capacity limits by grade level, school building, and education program;
    • requiring students enrolled in a school building or living in the attendance area of the school building established by the Superintendent or Board be given preference over applicants;
    • ensuring that an appropriate racial balance is maintained in the District schools.
  3. Intradistrict Enrollment Application Form (Intradistrict Enrollment PDF or Intradistrict Enrollment MS Word)

The Findlay City Schools 2017-2020 Strategic Plan Objectives 3 & 4 Finance & Facilities

  • Findlay City Schools will provide safe educational facilities that foster positive learning environments.
  • Findlay City Schools will develop and implement plans to ensure sufficient funding for current and future operations, programs, and facilities.

Finance/Value/Assessment Strategy: FCS will review facilities routinely, judging their cost effectiveness and potential for future educational capabilities.

Action Steps

  1. Director of operations will facilitate and maintain a rolling 5 year maintenance plan aligning P.I. revenue with capital and maintenance needs.
  2. Finance committee, including the treasurer, will utilize a measurement tool to assess facility value. (including improvements, functionality, value of neighborhood, maintenance costs, students served)
  3. Administration will monitor enrollment trends and its potential impacts on facilities. (structures and grade configuration)
  4. Facilities department will continue to explore energy savings opportunities.

1:1 Device Initiative

This is an exciting time in Findlay City Schools (FCS). The district is implementing a 1:1 program, one Chromebook computer for each student, in grades 3 through 12 and is adopting Google’s G Suite for Education for all grades. These changes will provide access to communication, resources, and learning tools like never before and are part of our journey to implement student centered learning. Students will be able to communicate, create and collaborate, as well as develop and apply their critical thinking skills in a new age of digital media that was not available to the world just a few years ago.

Findlay City Schools educators are dedicated to continuing to offer rigorous and engaging learning opportunities for students. We’re excited about working with our students as they learn good digital citizenship in a safe and responsible atmosphere. We will continue to be amazed by what our students create and how they incorporate the tools of their generation into the learning that will shape their future. Tools like a Chromebook will allow them access to software that will encourage their artistic abilities, improve their reading and writing, and push them to think critically as they spark new interests and insights into their journey of being a lifelong learner.